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dummy

1. Bridge
a. the hand exposed on the table by the declarer's partner and played by the declarer
b. the declarer's partner
2. a feigned pass or move in a sport such as football or rugby
3. (of a card game) played with one hand exposed or unplayed

Dummy

 

(in publishing), a preliminary layout of a book or magazine made up in a publishing house for determining the precise distribution of text and figures. A test copy of a book or its binding made in the printing house before the printing of the entire run is also called a dummy. The planned distribution of material in columns or pages, which is compiled before the pages of a newspaper are made up, is often called a dummy.


Dummy

 

a form in the shape of the human figure made from various materials, such as papier-mache or wood, used for displaying or fitting clothing (in stores or tailor shops).

dummy

[′dəm·ē]
(communications)
Telegraphy network simulating a customer's loop for adjusting a telegraph repeater; the dummy side of the repeater is that toward the customer.
(computer science)
An artificial address, instruction, or other unit of information inserted in a digital computer solely to fulfill prescribed conditions (such as word length or block length) without affecting operations.
(engineering)
Simulating device with no operating features, as a dummy heat coil.
(graphic arts)
A preliminary layout which shows the placement of illustrations and text as they will appear in the final printing.
(metallurgy)
A cathode that undergoes electroplating at low current densities.
(ordnance)
ord
A nonexplosive bomb, projectile, or the like, or an object made to appear as one of these.
An object made to appear as an airplane, gun emplacement, or the like from the air.
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My advice to all parents and carers is to throw these types of dummies away in the dustbin.
Its entire body is fitted with sensors and it is one of the few dummies used rollover crash testing as well as static testing for vehicle seat positioning and seat belt routing studies.
But physical test dummies are only a part of the crash and safety certification process.
Solihull Council says the dummies look very similar to normal ones but are fitted with flashing lights and do not meet the stringent safety standards for dummies, pacifiers or soothers.
Dummies and the thousands of wrecked prototypes they have occupied are the reason we are so much safer on the road now than we were 20 years ago.
Experts cannot agree on whether using dummies to calm fretful infants is safe or a potential health risk, according to a Midland researcher.
Before a crash test can be run technicians must place the conventional dummies in position--no easy task considering the size and inflexibility of the umbilical cable--and each channel must be tested to see that it is working.
But as a reference guide with concise, thoughtful tips on compliance and best practices, its appeal goes far beyond Sarbanes-Oxley dummies.